So, the long term weather predictions are out! And the great news is we look like we are in for a hot summer. I welcome this news heartily; the last hot summer we had we 2006, which was brilliant - end of GCSEs, lots of Football with the World Cup. That was great.
"Forecasters said near or below-average rainfall this year made it "unlikely" there would be a repeat of the wet summers of 2007 and 2008, as they issued their long-range forecasts for June, July and August. The Met Office said the conditions behind the brighter forecast were due to warmer sea temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. "There are indications that through the summer this year the seas of the Pacific are going to warm up a bit and that leads to high pressure developing over Europe that brings warmer, drier conditions."